Quality Assurance and Project Management:

February, 2012

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February 26, 2012  7:54 AM

Twelve Project Scenarios: Scenario Twelve



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

Project management is a set of processes and not a tool. Rather it comprises of a number of tools depending on the maturity of an organization in relation to management of projects. It is not mandatory to have tools to manage projects but it is always a boon to have good and effective tools to make...

February 26, 2012  7:48 AM

Twelve Project Scenarios: Scenario Eleven



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

Project portfolio management strategy seems to be a heavyweight but actually it is more about managing a project in a scientific manner so that the success can be ascertained well in advance based on the way it behaves during its progress chart growth. There has to be a Steering Committee, a...


February 26, 2012  7:44 AM

Twelve Project Scenarios: Scenario Ten



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

Post implementation stage comes after a project implementation has been executed well and completed. Formally there is a project sign off after which the product is handed over to the key users at customer end. Customer management also ensures that a good amount of confidence has been built in the...


February 26, 2012  7:39 AM

Twelve Project Scenarios: Scenario Nine



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

Project sign off is a stage where customer has to be very cautious, and awake. Product team will always try to convince about the completion of tasks by way of some or the other evidence. That evidence has to be vetted by customer before agreeing to what the product implementation team claims about...


February 26, 2012  7:34 AM

Twelve Project Scenarios: Scenario Eight



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

If any project team assumes or has a functioning style of working in an isolated state, or away from customer (not physically but in terms of involvement and awareness); then probably, the project success would remain a big question mark. Simple reason is that you have your customer requirements...


February 26, 2012  7:28 AM

Twelve Project Scenarios: Scenario Seven



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

Customer end involvement in a project is as the project requirements and deliverables. Very few project teams in the world exist that are highly professional in understanding customer requirements in first go, define their project specs with crisp mapping with the customer requirements, and then...


February 25, 2012  7:57 PM

Twelve Project Scenarios: Scenario Six



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

Development team is not sure about exact business requirements and how the final product would look like but due to high pressure of timelines and targets, they decide to carry on and produce on the basis of whatever they have understood. Will this save time or would result into serious risk of...


February 25, 2012  7:52 PM

Twelve Project Scenarios: Scenario Five



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

Documentation is not my cup of tea. If you are a project manager and think like this, you are going to have a bad time after some time. Team management, task tracking, milestones, risk assessment, and project management is all what you need to manage all the time. If you don’t have a proper...


February 25, 2012  7:49 PM

Twelve Project Scenarios: Scenario Four



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

PMO is a controlling hub or facilitation hub – is always a point of debate among project management specialists. Is PMO a group of highly powered people in the organization aimed to take control of all kind of situations in a project? Or is it a group of highly resource rich persons in order to...


February 25, 2012  7:45 PM

Twelve Project Scenarios: Scenario Three



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

Can a project run without a project manager? There are two ways of looking at it. One – the ship is so strong in technical aspects that it does not require a captain; and another – the boat is in so bad shape that whether it has a rower or not – does not matter. Well there is no project in...


February 25, 2012  7:38 PM

Twelve Project Scenarios: Scenario Two



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project team

A project team decided to run the complete project lifecycle – initiation, development and deployment – without any involvement of a quality person. Does it mean the project team is totally ignorant about the quality factor in a project? Or does it mean that they are overconfident about...


February 25, 2012  7:27 PM

Twelve Project Scenarios: Scenario One



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

Project manager is too technical and less business savvy. In today’s world is it possible for a project manager to be highly tech savvy but lack in business knowledge of the domain or vertical in which he is assigned to run the project successfully. It is possible, if it is too technical a...


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